Jimmy Gownley

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having cofounded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. He lives with his wife Karen and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Books by this Author

The Amelia Rules! Collection
Her Permanent Record
What Makes You Happy
The Whole World's Crazy
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. My motto is, "Never trust a person who has a motto."

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. drawing, which is why I make graphic novels!

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Humor, intelligence and warmth

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Strawberry Fields Forever by the Beatles, (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes by Elvis Costello, Hey Jude by the Beatles, God Only Knows by the Beach Boys, Begin the Begin by R.E.M.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. That would be either my overwhelming genius, or my humility

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